“Harry was a very special boy – even when faced with a life-threatening illness he retained his cheeky persona and his drive to help others. He truly touched the hearts of everyone that he met and the difference he made during his short life is remarkable. Our hearts go out to his family at this incredibly difficult time.”
A Birmingham youngster who raised over £500,000 for cancer has passed away aged just 11. Harry Moseley was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour when he was aged just seven. Since starting fundraising in 2009 Harry earned himself the name of ‘Britains Kindest Kid’ through the work that he did and the money he raised.
Harry is a very inspirational character and will continue to be to everyone that got the chance to meet him. Throughout his fundraising career, “Help Harry Help Others,” Harry received a personal thank you from the Prime Minister, then Gordon Brown, for his work.
After Harry’s campaign became so successful, he was put into partnership with Cancer Research UK. Richard Taylor, Executive Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Cancer Research UK, paid tribute to Harry on his webpage:
This little boy has proved that it is possible to do whatever you want to do, no matter what illness you may have or what age you may be. The following video is of Harry a few months ago advertising his campaign on the childrens show Newsround. Although it is out of date…I feel it is important to show you the energy and belief that Harry had in his campaign.